8 Window Herb Garden Ideas that Will Add a Little Fun & Funky to Your House

Posted by Amber Givens on

You know that Berenstain Bears story, the one where the kids find tons of ways to use an old box “inside, outside, and upside-down”?

Herbs are a little like that ...  there are a million ways to grow them, and people are coming up with new and interesting setups all the time (just take a look at this Pinterest collection...).

The great thing about herbs? They don't need much room to grow, just a little light and some good soil. In fact, every container you love could and should be considered a potential garden for your window.

Below are a few ideas to get you going on that herb garden for your window (or porch). 

Herbs in Soup Cans

Or those canned goods that have such pretty labels that you hate to throw away….why not fill them with herbs?

Galvanized Steel Containers

Galvanized containers make perfect herb planters!

Old Rubber Boot

Wouldn’t it be beautiful on the porch step with mint billowing out of the top and cascading down the sides?

Grandma’s Tea Kettle

What about grandma’s old tea kettle? (That you just love the look of but can't use because the inside is all full of rust.) Basil, chives and cilantro tucked into the top would be so quaint on your kitchen windowsill!

Rustic Wood Box

Dryden Trading Company sells a beautiful wooden box that would make a rustic garden addition to any sunlight room in your house!

Card Catalog Drawers

Check out this fun idea of using old card catalog drawers!

Hiking Boot!

But don’t forget that favorite hiking boot!  Consider the catchy conversation starter this would make as fresh healthy herbs spill out of a roughed-up, weathered boot.

Old Tea Cans

If you love herbs chances are you love tea. Why not reuse your old tea cans?




About the Author

Amber Givens has loved and studied herbs for over 30 years, using these incredible plants to serve her family in the kitchen and the medicine cabinet. A mother of 4, Amber keeps a number of herb gardens around her property in the woods above Dryden, Wash., as well an assortment of farm animals and traditional gardens. She writes for the The Herbalist when she has a new herbal discovery to share.